I would like to welcome Steve Bouser to the party, but he arrived late (“The Decline of America”).
I, like most conservatives, have been lamenting the decline of America for decades. No, we don’t actually want it to be 1954 again, but we would like to see a return to the values that made America great in the first place. These would include personal responsibility, hard work, civility, respect for law, respect for the rights of others. That’s what makes us conservatives.
Welcome Steve … it just took you longer to figure it out.
How did we get here? I believe that we followed the example of all of the great nations that failed before. We forgot the values that made us great in the first place. We got fat and lazy, took our eyes off the ball, and started to decline.
Steve is right: The decline isn’t Trump’s fault. It was the decline, in fact, that gave us Trump. Enough people became so alarmed about the state of the country that a non-politician who promised to drain the swamp and put America back on a path to greatness again was elected. None too soon.
I believe that there is hope now for the country. That is, if Trump can hold off the hordes of angry liberals who still don’t get it. Look where we are now compared to three years ago. Major progress, and finally some hope for America.
Don MacIlvaine, Whispering Pines
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